“Women’s rights are Human Rights” read one of the signs that floated above the sea of people marching through the streets.
On Saturday, the day after Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as the forty-fifth President of the United States, nearly one million people marched through the streets of Washington D.C. campaigning for women’s rights.
Starting in the early afternoon, the borage of pink knit hats cruised down the national mall chanting their views on issues of gender inequality, and their disapproval of the current Commander-in-Chief.
“We want a leader, not a creepy tweeter,” the crowd chanted as they made the trek down 14th street.
The march ended in Trump’s new back yard.
But despite the disapproval the crowd had for Trump, according to the woman, the march was not a protest of his election.
“The march, I think for many women, is the first step of networking or organizing”, said Deanna, a teacher from New England. “Political engagement is what needs to happen, community engagement is what needs to happen,” she said, “the first you do is you show up.”
And show up they did, women from all around the country made the trip to the nation’s capital city to peacefully assemble.
The march at first was only expected to gather about 98,000 people, according to a captain of the march, but instead, approximately one million gathered in the city.
One woman who attended similar rallies in the 1970’s and 80’s stated that she made the trip to fight for future generations.
Protesters gathered at the south end of the White House at the end of the march and occupied much of the city until leaving at around 6 p.m.
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